Broadband Internet in Nevada

Internet Access in Nevada

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Coverage by County

85.3%
13.6%

111.9

35th

Broadband Speeds

91.9%

of Nevadana have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

73.1%

of Nevadana have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.6%

of Nevadana have access to wireline service

25.3%

of Nevadana have access to fiber-optic service

92.2%

of Nevadana have access to cable service

92.0%

of Nevadana have access to DSL service

Largest Competing Providers In Nevada

  1. CenturyLink vs Cox
  2. AT&T Internet vs Spectrum
  3. Spectrum vs Frontier

Coverage by County in Nevada

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Churchill 91.7%
Clark 97.3%
Douglas 93.8%
Elko 9.1%
Esmeralda 0.0%
Eureka 0.0%
Humboldt 52.7%
Lander 0.0%
Lincoln 88.1%
Lyon 74.5%
Mineral 70.9%
Nye 33.4%
Pershing 3.7%
Storey 47.8%
Washoe 98.7%
White Pine 0.0%
Carson City 98.5%

Internet Speed in Top Nevada Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Las Vegas 112.6 MBPS 28 Providers
2. Reno 99.1 MBPS 28 Providers
3. Henderson 142.8 MBPS 20 Providers
4. North Las Vegas 143.3 MBPS 22 Providers
5. Sparks 148.2 MBPS 22 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Nevada

Provider Avg. download speed
Cox Communications 141.9 MBPS
CenturyLink 80.9 MBPS
Stimulus Technologies 45.1 MBPS
Sky Fiber 15.2 MBPS
Rise Broadband 10.1 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Nevada, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

Nevada ranks as the 35th most connected state in the US. Already on the lower end of the spectrum, connectivity is higher in areas with denser populations, while it is lower in areas that are more sparsely populated. The most recently reported average statewide speed for Nevada was 62.2 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Nevada

In the state of Nevada, there are currently 133 internet providers. These providers vary in the both affordability and availability for the residents of Nevada. Currently, 193,000 people in Nevada do not have access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Additionally, 148,000 people in Nevada only have access to one provider, which leaves them with no options to switch. Finally, another 95,000 people in Nevada don’t have any wired providers available where they live at all.

The latest look at the broadband speeds in the state revealed data on Nevada residents. It revealed that 93% of Nevada residents have access to wired broadband 25 Mbps or faster. The data also showed that 91.8% of residents have access to broadband 100 Mbps or faster. On the other hand, 24.6% of residents only have access to 1-gigabit broadband.

Best-Connected Cities

Reno came in first as the most connected city in Nevada. This was followed by the cities of Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Las Vegas. 100% of the population in all four of these cities have access to broadband coverage. In Reno, 71% of residents have access to an affordable plan of wired broadband. This contrasts with the other three cities, as none of them offer an affordable plan of wired broadband.

Worst-Connected Cities

The four worst connected towns in Nevada are Jarbidge, Mountain City, Luning, and Silverpeak. All of the population in these towns have access to broadband coverage, but none of them have access to any wired broadband. They also have access to affordable broadband plans that fall under $60.

Governmental Initiatives

The government of Nevada has put measures in place to further strengthen its broadband infrastructure. The non-profit “Connect Nevada” has been working to bring improved broadband to the state. Since 2010, this organization has been awarded $3,993,441 in federal grants for Nevada’s Broadband Initiative.

An additional $26.7 million was awarded to various broadband infrastructure projects in Nevada. It’s also important to note that since 2011 access to a wired connection of at least 10 Mbps has improved from 92.3% to 96.3% of Nevada.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Nevada Cities

Average speed over time
Alamo 87.9%
4 providers
Amargosa Valley 0.0%
9 providers
Austin 0.4%
8 providers
Baker 0.0%
7 providers
Battle Mountain 0.0%
11 providers
Beatty 77.0%
9 providers
Boulder City 97.1%
12 providers
Caliente 94.2%
6 providers
Carson City 98.6%
24 providers
Crescent Valley 0.0%
7 providers
Crystal Bay 100.0%
10 providers
Dayton 96.8%
10 providers
Deeth 0.0%
8 providers
Duckwater 0.0%
6 providers
Dyer 0.0%
6 providers
Elko 0.2%
12 providers
Ely 0.0%
10 providers
Eureka 0.0%
11 providers
Fallon 92.1%
10 providers
Fernley 99.3%
15 providers
Gardnerville 95.1%
14 providers
Genoa 99.5%
11 providers
Gerlach 0.0%
5 providers
Glenbrook 100.0%
11 providers
Hawthorne 89.2%
11 providers
Henderson 98.3%
20 providers
Incline Village 99.4%
12 providers
Indian Springs 0.0%
7 providers
Jackpot 4.1%
8 providers
Jarbidge 0.0%
4 providers
Jean 0.4%
11 providers
Las Vegas 97.2%
28 providers
Laughlin 92.3%
9 providers
Logandale 99.0%
8 providers
Lovelock 0.0%
10 providers
Luning 0.0%
5 providers
Mc Gill 0.0%
8 providers
Mesquite 95.9%
9 providers
Minden 98.3%
12 providers
Montello 0.0%
7 providers
Nellis Afb 85.1%
11 providers
Nixon 0.0%
9 providers
North Las Vegas 99.0%
22 providers
Orovada 8.3%
7 providers
Overton 93.7%
9 providers
Owyhee 0.0%
7 providers
Pahrump 37.9%
11 providers
Panaca 96.5%
4 providers
Pioche 75.1%
4 providers
Reno 98.3%
28 providers
Searchlight 54.7%
7 providers
Silver Springs 60.8%
9 providers
Silverpeak 0.0%
8 providers
Smith 0.0%
8 providers
Sparks 99.4%
22 providers
Spring Creek 0.2%
9 providers
Stateline 100.0%
13 providers
Sun Valley 99.9%
15 providers
Tonopah 0.0%
11 providers
Washoe Valley 98.5%
14 providers
Wellington 0.0%
12 providers
Wells 0.4%
10 providers
West Wendover 95.8%
9 providers
Winnemucca 53.2%
9 providers
Yerington 0.0%
10 providers
Zephyr Cove 100.0%
10 providers